Our parents and grandparents are those people who’ve seen our worst and our best. They’ve protected us when we were too small and too weak to protect ourselves, they showed us how to be independent; even they longed to protect us from every danger they could possibly think of.
These are the people who’ve gifted you with whatever your heart and mind desired.
Now that you’ve grown up, and it’s your turn to look after them, no doubt you want to protect them and keep them away from any danger you can; especially if they’re too old or too frail to do so themselves.
But what do you gift a person like this? What are the gifts that will make their spirits lift?
Then here are a few of our suggestions to help you out.
The gift of freedom.
You really don’t know how much you’ll miss it until you actually lose your freedom. Gift them a cool pair of wheels, like mobility scooters, to allow them to go out on their own. This is a perfect gift for someone who can’t walk very far. It’s quite safe and can be used by elderly people with ease.
Don’t have the money (or the appropriate roads) for mobility scooters in Adelaide? No problem. Even getting to take a bath or shower without someone there to help them in and out of the tub can be a blessing. Bathtub grips make perfect gifts for people who feel this way. It can be fitted to the side of thetub, and can be used to pull themselves out once they’re done with their shower. Pair them together with silicon bathmats (they don’t slip) for added safety.
The gift of little things.
Sleep is very important; for anyone. Most elderly though have trouble falling asleep, and this inturn affects their body and life. Something like a sleep sound machine would make a perfect gift for someone who has trouble falling asleep. The soothing sounds the machine provides helps them fall asleep, and eventually create a healthier sleeping pattern.
A kindle would make a pretty nice gift for a person who loves to read. But if your parent or grandparent has failing eyesight, then perhaps straining their eyes to read may not be the best of ideas. Gift them a pair of good quality headphones instead, andpair it up with a collection of audio books you’re sure they’ll enjoy.
The gift basket and accessories.
Being stuck in a wheel chair, even for a short period of time is no fun. Accessorize their wheel chair to make it more comfortable for them. Padded cushions for the wheelchair, cup holders that fit on the side of it, comfortable back and arm rests, and even pouches and organizers that fit their wheel chair would make lovely and thoughtful spontaneous gifts.
A hobby basket with accessories that help them pursue their hobbies make thoughtful gifts too. Just fill up a customized basket with tools and goodies that will help them with their favorite pass time. You’ll just have to do a little snooping, play the detective a little, to figure out what exactly their hobby is and what you need to fill the basket…